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During the month of September, there were received at the Library by purchase 506 volumes and 190 pamphlets, and by gift 641 books and 1,357 pamphlets.
There were catalogued 3,216 books and 2,975 pamphlets, for which purpose. 15,414 cards and 1,203 slips for the printer were written.
The following table shows the number of readers, and the number of volumes consulted, in both the Astor and Lenox Branches of the Library, during the month:
The most notable gifts in September were as follows: from Mr. S. P. Avery, 19 rare volumes and 2 pamphlets relating to early printing; from Miss Isabel F. Hapgood, a portfolio of Russian photographs; from Dr. Wm. R. Huntington, 6 volumes and I pamphlet, his own works; from Mrs. Henry Draper, 3 volumes in folio, published by the Imperial Austrian Commercial Museum, namely: 2 volumes of plates on Oriental carpets, printed on white silk, and one volume of plates of specimens of Oriental enamelled glass, by Gustav Schmoranz; from Francesco P. C. Siragusa, volume; from the Duc de Loubat, 1 volume and 2 reproductions of Mexican manuscripts; from Mrs. C. F. Roe, a photograph of an old painting of the Surrender of Ticonderoga; from Mr. B. F. Stevens, 3 photographs of 3 portraits of Benjamin Franklin. Government documents were received from Mauritius, Natal, Denmark, Zurich, Queensland, Grenoble, Portugal, New South Wales, Peru, Sierra Leone, the Netherlands, Valparaiso and Rome.
Mr. Maitland presented three works: one, Leeds's "Temple of Wisdom for the
Little World," printed by William Bradford, Philadelaphia, 1688, in which is the first publication of Francis Bacon's Essays issued in this country; the second, "News of a Trumpet sounding in the Wilderness, or the Quakers antient testimony revived," by the same author, printed and sold by William Bradford, New York, 1697; and third, a reissue of the preceding under the title, "A Trumpet sounded out of the Wilderness of America, which may serve as a warning to the Government and people of England to beware of Quakerism," printed by William Bradford, New York, 1699. Mr. Cadwalader presented a collection of about 2,000 letters to and from Mr. Monroe, covering a period from 1794 to 1826, which includes a considerable number of papers and documents of historical interest relating to his service in this country and while abroad, as a Minister. Among the more important papers is a collection of letters from Andrew Jackson, in reference to a controversy between himself, as Commanding General of the Army; Mr. Calhoun, as Secretary of War, and General Scott.